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Sign up to tell us who you think needs to be recognized on Wikipedia. We’ll send you the form to make a nomination and also introduce you to women who do news once a week. You’ll also get links to assignments and instructions about how to add or edit articles!

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Flash Edit - all welcome!

    February 28th, 2023  5:00 PM PST - 6:00 PM PST

    Interested in getting involved with Women Do News? Our monthly flash edits are the place to start! 

    We meet once a month on Zoom to work on articles, update each other on how our Wiki writing has been going, and just generally check in. Flash edits are a very low-key place to connect with other Wiki volunteers and trouble-shoot the writing and editing process. Feel free to bring a beverage or a snack and come hang out 🙂

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  • Women Do News Board meeting

    March 2nd, 2023  2:00 PM PST - 3:00 PM PST

    Board members, find the agenda in our shared To-Doist and message Angilee in Slack to adjust. Want to join the board? Message Anna Kristina in Slack!

    See all of our events.

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  • Wikipedia’s hub for educators

    Wikipedia maintains a hub for educators interested in using Wikipedia in the classroom. Check it out for tips, tutorials and case studies illustrating how other instructors are using Wikipedia editing in their classrooms. Scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of printable tip sheets. 

    Find more resources for classrooms here.

  • Now on Wikipedia: Lori Matsukawa

    Lori Matsukawa (born 1956) is an American television news journalist who spent thirty-six years as evening news anchor at KING 5, the NBC affiliate in Seattle, Washington. She has won two Emmys and numerous honors from regional and national organizations for her broadcasts, which have covered everything from the imprisonment of Japanese Americans in World War II to the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City and Vancouver. She has been honored for her contributions to diversity in U.S. news media by the Asian American Journalists Association[1] and was named Communicator of the Year by the Association for Women in Communications. In 2019, The Seattle Times newspaper featured her retirement on its front page.[1]

    Read more on Wikipedia.

  • Now on Wikipedia: Frances Dinkelspiel

    Frances L. Dinkelspiel (born 1959) is an American journalist, author and founder of the local news website Berkeleyside. She is the author of Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California and Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California.

    Read more on Wikipedia.

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Volunteers with Women Do News collaborate on creating Wikipedia entries for women journalists during an edit-a-thon in New York City.

Our Mission: Women Do News works to raise the visibility of women journalists by increasing the quantity and enhancing the quality of their Wikipedia entries.

Why it matters: Visibility on Wikipedia is paramount in driving gender parity in journalism leadership. Presently, fewer than 20% of Wikipedia biographies are females and this imbalance extends to women in journalism, negatively impacting the perception about their contributions to the field. 

Background: Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, recognition, and income. The Women Do News project grew out of a 2019 cohort of journalists participating in Take The Lead, a leadership training program co-founded by Gloria Feldt. It has since evolved to partner with other allies at universities and journalism groups to identify worthy women journalists for biographies, train editors, and add Wikipedia entries to even the playing field on this important platform. We are now part of a nonprofit, Bay City News Foundation, to support this work. Help us if you can.

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